• Nov

    How to Take Care of Your Health in Mexico


    In previous articles I’ve written about taking care of your health in Mexico. As you’ve seen, there are many options. One can carry travel insurance but depending on where you are in life, this isn’t always necessary. In fact, many long-time residents in Mexico often self-insure.

    If that sounds a bit weird, what it means is that many people choose not to buy health insurance and, instead, pay for medical care only if they need to and out of their own pockets. This is a personal decision. One disclaimer here: I’m not offering medical advice, just an opinion.

    Many decide to self-insure simply because medical care is relatively inexpensive in Mexico. As a case in point, I became ill at one point with a couple of infections. I went to Fidepaz hospital in La Paz and wound up with two courses of antibiotics in addition to the visit and the cell number of the doctor in case I needed to call for an emergency. Total cost: $100.00USD.

    In another situation, I know of a man who had emergency Appendicitis surgery on a weekend. He had a team of seven people attending to him and was in hospital for a week. His total costs? $2,000.00USD.

    Still, for many people, health insurance is important and if you’re one of these people, I recommend you check out the ads I’ve posted on this page. I’ve used this company before and they have good rates.

    One tip depends on where you travel. If you’re going on a long trip, get the insurance that pertains to your area. As an example, if you’re in Mexico, the insurance costs will be less expensive than if you travel in the United States or Canada. What I recommend is that you only buy insurance for the more expensive areas when you need it. That will help you keep your costs down.

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